July 19, 2016
Congratulations to our 10 & under State Team that participated in this weekend’s State Championship Meet in Santa Fe NM. Saturday morning we had five 8 & under making their splash in the championship meet. Our 8 & under swimmers were Lachlan Sweeney age 6, Isla Chavez age 8, Sierra Griego age 8, Matthew Cortez age 8 & Marissa Lovato age 8. The 8 & under did an awesome job representing Taos at the State Meet. The highlight of the weekend was our 8 & under relay team placing 2nd on their 100 Freestyle and 5th on their 100 Medley. The relay was composed of Lachlan Sweeney, Isla Chavez, Sierra Griego and Matthew Cortez.
Isla Chavez - 100 FR 6th and 100 IM 4th
Matthew Cortez - 50 FR 3rd, 100 FR 5th,
Sierra Griego – 50 FR 2nd, 100 FR 5th, 50 BK 3rd and 100 IM 3rd
Marissa Lovato – 50 FR 13th
Lachlan Sweeney – 25 FR 3rd and 25 BK 3rd
Our 9 & 10 year old State Team was represented by Angelina Griego age 10, Paisley Sweeney age 10, Juan Romo age 9, Maddison Gonsalez age 10 & Dillon Brown age 9. We also had two of our 8 year olds Isla Chavez & Sierra Griego returning to swim with our 9 & 10 year olds for making their State qualifying times. There were a lot of exciting nail biting moments for some of our swimmers. The highlight of the weekend was our 9 & 10 relay placing 4th on their 200 Freestyle and 3rd on their 200 Medley. The relay was composed of Maddison Gonzales, Juan Romo, Paisley Sweeney, and Dillon Brown.
Dillon Brown – 50 FR 14th, 100 FR 13th, 200 FR 9th, 50 BK 12th and 100 BK 8th
Isla Chavez- 50 FR 35th, 200 FR 18th, 50 BR 25th and 100 BR 22th
Maddison Gonzales – 100 BK 33th
Angelina Griego – 50 FR 19th, 100 25th, 50 BK 20th, 100 BK 21st, 50 BR 23rd and 50 FL 6th
Sierra Griego – 50 BK 38th and 100 BK 24th
Juan Romo – 50 FR 16th, 100 FR 16th, 50 BK 20th, 100 BK 15th, 50 FL 11th and 100 FL 6th
Paisley Sweeney – 50 FR 12th, 100 FR 4th, 200 FR 6th, 50 BK 18th, 100 BK 13 and 200 IM 12th
The coaching staff is very proud of all the swimmers that participated at this weekend’s Championship meet. In 2 weeks our 11 & over State Team will be heading to Las Cruces, NM to represent Taos with the best of their swimming abilities.